Below you will find a few recent publications. You can find an archive of all my publications on the SCG website, including bibtex references and downloadable PDFs.
You can find citation data on Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar. Alternative bibtex references are available from DBLP.
My Erdös number is 3: Oscar Nierstrasz — David M. Jackson — E. Rodney Canfield — Paul Erdös
Some recent publications
A decade of code comment quality assessment: A systematic literature review
Published in Journal of Systems and Software, 2023
We present a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of the last decade of research in SE.
Recommended citation: Pooja Rani and Arianna Blasi and Nataliia Stulova and Sebastiano Panichella and Alessandra Gorla and Oscar Nierstrasz, A decade of code comment quality assessment: A systematic literature review, Journal of Systems and Software, 195, January 2023. https://www.oscar.nierstrasz.org/files/publications/Rani22c-ADecadeOfCodeCommentQualityAssessment.pdf
Making Systems Explainable
Published in VISSOFT, 2022
In this keynote presentation, we will show how software systems can be made explainable with the help of three interacting technologies.
Recommended citation: Oscar Nierstrasz and Tudor Gîrba, Making Systems Explainable, VISSOFT 22: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Working Conference on Software Visualization, IEEE, 2022. https://www.oscar.nierstrasz.org/files/publications/Nier22a-ExplainableSystems.pdf